Lesson: As long as you are busy, you may not notice a lack of peace. When you slow down, it can become a glaring reality.
- Review the thought starter at the beginning of the chapter. What thoughts were started?
- Review the lead Bible verse. What does it say to you? Did you observe yourself in relation to the verse? Did you observe others in relation to the verse? Did you find any additional verses?
- What is your response to the lesson at the end of the chapter?
1. If Jesus said we can have peace in this world, in your opinion, why are many Christians living without it?
2. How do you find satisfaction and relaxation to relieve your tension?
a. In a place?
b. In activities and events?
c. In things?
d. In people?
3. What are the distinctions between relief and cure? Similarities?
4. When have you been most at peace with yourself?
5. How has the world disappointed you?
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